Hey #YangGang

I wanted to make a small thread clarifying that exchange between Pete Buttigieg and our newest Yangster Tulsi Gabbard.

Pete claimed the Syrian war wasnt about regime change.

The reality is very different.
This war, like all the rest, is about money and geopolitical power.

Saudi Arabia is a major enegtgy producer and exporter in the global economy. Their ruling elites are from an extreme Sunni Islamic sect known as wahhabism.

They are arch enemies with Shia lead Iran and Syria.
Recently, the Saudis have looked to expand their natural gas exports to Europe. Doing so would require building a pipeline that runs through Syria. Compliance with this business idea would require regime change, as current president Bashar Assad is a Shia Muslim.
This is where our military comes in. Economic conditions forced civil unrest in Syria, but our CIA used this for a chance to arm and train terrorists to act as a regime change force.

The operation was called Timber Sycamore as Prof Sachs details here.

realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/04/…
This war has nothing to do with "honor" or defending national security. It's about making money for the oil tycoons and our military industrial complex.

What about Russia? Their economy runs almost entirely on oil and natural gas. Attack them by switching energy sources.
In fact, extricating ourselves from fossil fuel use would help to end many authoritarian regimes, as the data shows most dictators we support are propped up by the petrodollar economic system.

truthout.org/articles/us-pr…
Tulsi was right.

This is yet another "forever war." Pete Buttigiegs attempt to hide this fact behind lofty rhetoric is shameful, and put our courageous troops in harm's way.

He should apologize to her and the American public for his disgusting lies.

#NoMoreWar
#securethebag
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